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Mark Beitel, PhD

Research Scientist in the Child Study Center

Contact Information

Mark Beitel, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Child Study Center

    230 Frontage Street

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States

Research Summary

Our multi-disciplinary team has investigated the relationship between substance use and chronic physical pain since 2006. We develop and test integrated treatments for both issues. I am particularly interested in the patient, therapist, and treatment-related correlates of chronic physical pain. We also investigate the treatments that patients seek to address their pain, including traditional biomedical interventions as well as complementary and alternative treatments. Furthermore, we study psychotherapists to learn about their experiences treating patients with chronic physical pain.

In addition, I conduct psychotherapy process and outcome research with American Indian patients across the United States. The goals of this endeavor are to increase scholarly publications in this area, to include Native and non-Native scholars and students in the publication process, as well as to create and to maintain healthy relationships between our academic research team and our Native clinical partners.





Coauthors

Research Interests

Mental Disorders; Indians, North American; Mental Health; Personality Assessment; Psychological Tests; Psychological Theory; Psychotherapy

Selected Publications

  • Chapter 22 Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain and opioid use disorderGazzola M, Beitel M, Cutter C, Barry D. Chapter 22 Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain and opioid use disorder 2022, 235-246. DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-820237-1.00022-3.
  • (295) Potential Targets for Pain Management among Patients with Co-Occurring Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic PainMun C, Beitel M, Barry D. (295) Potential Targets for Pain Management among Patients with Co-Occurring Opioid Use Disorder and Chronic Pain Journal Of Pain 2019, 20: s48. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.01.452.
  • Humanistic experience and psychodynamic understanding: Empirical associations among facets of self-actualization and psychological mindednessBeitel, M., Wald, L. M., Midgett, A., Green, D., Cecero, J. J., Kishon, R., & Barry, D. T. (2015). Humanistic experience and psychodynamic understanding: Empirical associations among facets of self-actualization and psychological mindedness. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 14(2), 137–148.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy and educational counseling for chronic pain and opioid dependenceBarry D, Cutter C, Beitel M, Liong C, Schottenfeld R. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and educational counseling for chronic pain and opioid dependence Drug And Alcohol Dependence 2015, 146: e218-e219. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.09.062.
  • Humanistic experience and psychodynamic understanding: empirical associations among facets of self-actualization and psychological mindednessBeitel M, Wald L, Midgett A, Green D, Cecero J, Kishon R, Barry D. Humanistic experience and psychodynamic understanding: empirical associations among facets of self-actualization and psychological mindedness Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 2014, 14: 137-148. DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2014.981653.
  • Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among treatment-seeking individuals with co-occurring chronic pain and opioid dependenceBarry D, Cutter C, Beitel M, Liong C, Schottenfeld R. Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among treatment-seeking individuals with co-occurring chronic pain and opioid dependence Drug And Alcohol Dependence 2014, 140: e11-e12. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.02.053.
  • Feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of pain management groups in methadone maintenance treatmentBeitel M, Cutter C, Schottenfeld R, Savant J, Moore B, Liong C, Barry D. Feasibility, acceptability, and initial efficacy of pain management groups in methadone maintenance treatment Drug And Alcohol Dependence 2014, 140: e12. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.02.055.
  • Stillness and motion: An empirical investigation of mindfulness and self-actualizationBeitel M, Bogus S, Hutz A, Green D, Cecero J, Barry D. Stillness and motion: An empirical investigation of mindfulness and self-actualization Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 2013, 13: 187-202. DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2013.855131.
  • Expectations and preferences for counseling and psychotherapy in Native AmericansBeitel, M., Allahjah, A., Cutter, C. J., Blackhawk, N., Van Alst, T., and Barry, D. T. (2013). Expectations and preferences for counseling and psychotherapy in Native Americans. Journal of Indigenous Research, 2, Article 2.
  • Group-Based Strategies for Stress Reduction in Methadone Maintenance Treatment: What Do Patients Want?Barry D, Beitel M, Breuer T, Cutter C, Savant J, Peters S, Schottenfeld R, Rounsaville B. Group-Based Strategies for Stress Reduction in Methadone Maintenance Treatment: What Do Patients Want? Journal Of Addiction Medicine 2010, 1. DOI: 10.1097/adm.0b013e3181ee77c1.
  • Allopathic, Complementary, and Alternative Medical Treatment Utilization for Pain among Methadone‐Maintained PatientsBarry D, Beitel M, Cutter C, Garnet B, Joshi D, Schottenfeld R, Rounsaville B. Allopathic, Complementary, and Alternative Medical Treatment Utilization for Pain among Methadone‐Maintained Patients American Journal On Addictions 2010, 18: 379-385. DOI: 10.1080/10550490903077671.
  • Psychological MindednessBeitel M. Psychological Mindedness 2010, 1-3. DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0729.
  • Cultural and Ethnic Considerations in Young Adult Mental HealthBarry D, Beitel M. Cultural and Ethnic Considerations in Young Adult Mental Health 2009, 110-125. DOI: 10.1093/med:psych/9780195332711.003.0007.
  • Cultural Considerations Regarding Perspectives on Mental Illness and HealingBarry D, Beitel M. Cultural Considerations Regarding Perspectives on Mental Illness and Healing 2008, 1-17. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-75659-2_9.
  • Ethnocultural Person—Environment Fit and College Adjustment: Some Implications for College CounselorsHutz A, Martin W, Beitel M. Ethnocultural Person—Environment Fit and College Adjustment: Some Implications for College Counselors Journal Of College Counseling 2007, 10: 130-141. DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2007.tb00013.x.
  • Making the shift from ‘addict self ’ to ‘spiritual self ’: Results from a Stage I study of Spiritual Self-Schema (3-S) therapy for the treatment of addiction and HIV risk behaviorAvants S, Beitel M, Margolin A. Making the shift from ‘addict self ’ to ‘spiritual self ’: Results from a Stage I study of Spiritual Self-Schema (3-S) therapy for the treatment of addiction and HIV risk behavior Mental Health Religion & Culture 2005, 8: 167-177. DOI: 10.1080/13694670500138924.
  • Images of mother, self, and God as predictors of dysphoria in non-clinical samplesCecero J, Marmon T, Beitel M, Hutz A, Jones C. Images of mother, self, and God as predictors of dysphoria in non-clinical samples Personality And Individual Differences 2004, 36: 1669-1680. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2003.06.013.
  • Beitel, M., Bogus, S., Hutz, A., Green, D., Cecero, J.J., & Barry, D. T. (2014). Stillness and motion: An empirical investigation of mindfulness and self-actualization. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 13, 187-202.Beitel, M., Bogus, S., Hutz, A., Green, D., Cecero, J.J., & Barry, D. T. (2014). Stillness and motion: An empirical investigation of mindfulness and self-actualization. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 13, 187-202.